Les Bains Paris
What We Love
- The Les Bains boutique across the street, a concept store selling fabulous French products like La Planche à Roulettes skateboards and Aedle headphones
- Generously sized bath products from Le Labo, a cult brand from New York
- The building’s storied history: Bowie, Warhol, and Jagger partied here when it was a nightclub, as did Marcel Proust when it was a private bathhouse in the 19th century
What To Know
- Ask for a room with a balcony; not all have one
- Party animals, take heart: breakfast is served until 3 p.m. and dinner until midnight
- There’s still a nightclub and swimming pool, just like in the old days, but they’re much smaller and located in the basement
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the heart of Le Marais, this legendary former nightclub was reborn as a boutique hotel thanks to the work of architect Vincent Bastie and of-the-moment designers Tristan Auer and Denis Montel. The space’s rock-n-roll legacy lives on in the red lacquer pillars, the distressed leather sofas, and the Philippe Starck-designed mosaic dance floor, while the stained glass windows of the Salon Chinois and curved, bulbous ceiling of the bar recall the years when it was a playground for bohemians. Today, the 39 rooms are almost unbearably chic, with rust-colored velvet sofas inspired by Warhol, plenty of shelves (stocked with the occasional Joy Division record), and robin’s egg blue telephones. Bathrooms all have heated floors—welcome during those chilly Paris winters—while the upper suites feature private steam rooms and terraces with outdoor showers. No less now than in the 1980s (or 1880s), this is a spot to see and be seen, so it’s fitting that the bar, restaurant, and club all still draw a fashionable crowd.
In the Area
Les Bains is just one in a clutch of glorious 17th-century buildings on a romantic street in one of Paris’s most aristocratic old districts where many of the most popular sights are a short walk away: the ancient and beautiful public square Place des Vosges, the Temple du Marais church, and the Place de la Bastille, where the prison once stood. The hotel has its own art collection, but it’s also close to some of the city’s best museums, most notably the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Picasso. Le Marais was the city’s Jewish quarter, so head to the Rue de Rosiers for some authentic Jewish food, and then to the Rue Vieille du Temple, chockablock with trendy cocktail bars and gay clubs. The nearest subway stop, Étienne Marcel, is a three-minute walk away.
How to Get There
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here for Easter. The hotel is located in proximity to most well-known tourist attractions. Nice and very clean room. Breakfast ok, but have to pay extra for eggs and special coffee wishes. In our mind - for this price - this should be included.
The staff at the reception was extremely helpful and friendly, making reservations to attractions and restaurants.
I drove from Calais to Les Bains for the weekend. The concierge was brilliant taking care of my car and at a fair price. Eric on reception along with his colleague were so friendly and helpful. The interior of the hotel is amazingly stylish and comfortable. The Marias area is very fashionable with the addition of a Supreme store. I highly recommend Les Bains and the Marias area.
We stayed at Les Bains for a long weekend for our anniversary, and were extremely happy with our experience.
We like to stay at trendy hotels that are less stuffy and a bit livelier than most places since we don't travel to relax, but to have fun. Les Bains fit the bill with exactly what we were looking for in looks & experience.
Evenings & nights had a good crowd at the bar, and some nights a big crowd at the club downstairs as well, but we only checked that out for 30 minutes late one night. The bar area wasn't too crowded when it was lively, always had good service, but had a great vibe to it at the same time.
During the morning, that same space was very quiet (most sleeping in we think), but had a great breakfast. I forget her name, but the woman running the restaurant/bar during the day is amazing.
We had not been expecting the greatest service while in Paris, we're from NYC and can be picky since the level of service is usually much better. However, Les Bains absolutely surpassed our expectations with everyone extremely helpful & enthusiastic.
The whole look to the hotel is very chic, and we just loved the lobby & room we stayed in.
If you're looking for a quiet hotel hotel and like to sleep early, this probably isn't for you. Otherwise, we absolutely recommend Les Bains.
I was really looking forward to stay this hotel but It was a total disappointment! Upon check in, I was brought into a tiny room, street-facing, very dark, and with a pull-down bed. I paid average more than 500 euro/ night for the 4 days I stayed there, and I can’t believe they give me a pull-down bed! The next day I switched a different room because my first floor room was so noisy from the night club downstairs, people chatting on the street and the people next door. I was switched to a bigger room, but was woke up by the fire alarm the next morning. I did receive some sweets for the inconvenience of changing room. The toiletries had not refilled during my entire stay, even when the body wash was almost finished. Breakfast was so so, service is terrible, always had to wait forever for my coffee to arrive. This is not a 5-star hotel, and very over-priced, and pretentious! Will not go back again!
Lovely little boutique hotel. Very cool. The staff and service are excellent.
The hotel bar/ restaurant gets crowded on the weekends, but in a good way.
Hotel rooms are stylish and feel high quality, with luxury added extras.
Great location also!
Will be staying here again.